Based on positive experiences with the Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation, Argan Oil and Illuminizer, I was excited to try the concealer, with it’s longass name, Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Full Coverage Concealer Fluid.
True to the Josie Maran brand, the Vibrancy Concealer contains Argan oil, as well as other natural ingredients like elderberry flower, blueberry extract and raspberry seed oil.
Shade Range: 6/10
With 7 shades, you can’t argue it’s super impressive. Since I wear the lightest shade, Fair, I know there are many pale girls who this will be too dark for.
There’s no pigment lacking here. It’s very full coverage and a little goes a very long way. I definitely overused it at first. It covered dark circles and dark spots and blemishes with ease.
The Josie Maran concealer isn’t too thin nor too thick. I’d say the consistency is just right for me and on the thicker side if any. I like it applied best with a damp beautyblender.
The formula is very hydrating, which is a good, but also causes creases, probably thanks to the Argan oil. It contains silicone, which I love in a concealer as it usually prevents settling into lines but it’s still happening with this.
This seems to crease quickly and easily and continue to do so throughout the day, even when set properly. I’ve still yet to find a concealer that wears as crease-proof as Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.
This is a traditional flat doe-foot applicator wand in a tube. I always prefer a squeeze tube but this is a standard concealer packaging format these days.
The formula and pigment definitely feel high quality but the creasing is just a major issue.
Overall Score: 75%, B+
What I liked
- The pigment and coverage is super great. No complaints there.
- The yellow undertones are right on.
- Hydrating formula
What I didn’t
- It definitely creases, and pretty significantly too. It does so even when set immediately with powder
- Due to the hydrating formula, it can cause mascara to smudge as well.
Do I recommend Josie Maran Vibrancy Concealer?
I gauge my answer based on whether or not I would repurchase this. I definitely don’t hate this product but I wouldn’t repurchase. The creasing was problematic for me, even as a very dry person. For someone with mature skin, (I’m 35 for reference), I think this could be a true creasing nightmare.
It’s so tough to find a concealer that checks all the boxes. I want full coverage, no creasing, non-drying but stays put. So far, the one that I feel does all of these things best is still Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.